This one is not creamy like the previous post, but either one you choose making your own instant oatmeal is as easy as combining oats with your favorite flavours. It is fast, healthy and a great cost savings!
8 cups oats – old fashioned
2 cups chopped dried fruit (eg. raisins, dried apricots or cranberries mix/match)
2 cups chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds or pine nuts)
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup flax seed meal
¼ cup toasted wheat germ
¼ cup cinnamon
4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon nutmeg
½ tablespoon ground cloves
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and spread chopped nuts in an even layer on a baking sheet.
Roast nuts for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combing all ingredients including toasted nuts. Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 weeks.
To serve: scoop out 1 cup of the oatmeal mixture and place in a bowl with ½ cup water or milk. Microwave for 90 seconds or until liquid is absorbed.
½ cup of liquid is use to cook oatmeal but feel free to add more or less to reach desired oatmeal consistency. 90 seconds will cook the oatmeal but if you prefer a more mushy oatmeal, feel free to cook longer.